Standard Chess League - Season Eight

B78c: Sicilian: Dragon, Yugoslav, 10.O-O-O Rc8 11.Bb3
'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
1. e4 c5
Clock started on 6/1/2013
2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 O-O 8. Qd2 Nc6 9. Bc4 Bd7 10. O-O-O Rc8 11. Bb3 Na5 12. Kb1 a6 13. g4 b5 14. h4 e5 15. Nde2 b4 16. Na4 Bxa4 17. Bxa4 Nc4 18. Qc1 Nd7 19. h5 Nc5 20. Bb3 Nxb3 21. axb3 Nxe3 22. Qxe3 a5 23. c4 Qc7 24. Rd5 Ra8 25. h6 Bf6 26. Rhd1 Be7 27. f4 Rfe8 28. fxe5 dxe5 29. Nc1 a4 30. Rd7 Qa5 31. R1d5 Qa6 32. bxa4 Qxa4 33. Nb3 Qa2+ 34. Kc2 Qa6 35. Nd2 Qe6 36. Qg3 f6 37. c5 Bf8 38. Kb1 Rec8 39. Qb3 Kh8 40. Rd3 Qxb3 41. Nxb3 Kg8 42. Rb7 Bxh6 43. Rdd7 Bf8 44. Rxh7 Bxc5 45. Rbg7+ Kf8 46. Rxg6 Be3 47. Rxf6+ Kg8 48. Re7 Bf4 49. Rff7 Ra6 50. Rg7+ Kh8 51. Rh7+ Kg8 52. Reg7+ Kf8 53. Rb7 Kg8 54. Rhe7 Rg6= 55. Nc5 Be3 56. Nd3 Rxg4 57. Rxe5 Bd4 58. Rd5 Bg7 59. e5 Re8 60. Kc2 Re4 61. Kb3 Bxe5 62. Nxe5 R4xe5 63. Rxe5 Rxe5 64. Kxb4 Kf8 65. Ka4 Re4+ 66. b4 Ke8 67. Rc7 Kd8 68. Rc3 Rd4 69. Ka5 Rd5+ 70. b5 Rf5 71. Ka6 Rf2 72. b6 Rb2 73. Rc4 Rb3 74. Ka7 Re3 75. b7 Ra3+ 76. Kb6 Rb3+ 77. Kc6 Rb2 78. Rc5 Rb3 79. Rd5+ Ke7 80. Rb5 Rc3+ 81. Kb6 Re3 82. b8=Q Re1 83. Re5+ Rxe5 84. Qxe5+ Kf7 85. Qf5+ Kg7 86. Kc6 Kh6 87. Kd6 Kg7 88. Ke6
White win

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The Action Bar

The Action Bar is the most important part of the game screen, this is where you interact with the game by entering moves, conditional moves, comments, draw offers, resignations, and much more (if you are not viewing one of your own games, the Action Bar is not shown).  The Action Bar is in four parts, from left to right:

  1. The Move Input Box: where your move or conditional move is shown; it is possible to type into this box, but not recommended, you can enter your move by dragging and dropping the pieces on the board.
  2. The Action Selection Dropdown: this is where you select the action you want to do, for example, move, enter a comment, accept a draw offer, claim a draw, etc.  Only the actions which are relevant to the current game are shown.
  3. The Continue Button: this button sends your action back to our server; sometimes you might see a pop-up text box before the action is sent, this is so that you can write a message to your opponent.  You can set your preferences so that this box is always shown to confirm you move (under the "Chess Board" tab "Confirm moves before committing), some people find this helpful as a "blunder check".
  4. The Next Game button: clicking the button will take you to the next game for which it is your move.

The Game Information Panel

Under the Action Bar, you should find the Game Information Panel.  This gives you more information about the game; because there is too much information to see on one screen here, it is arranged into "tab"; you can move between the various screens by clicking the buttons, from left to right:

  1. Game Overview: this tab shows the full history of the game, including comments (you cannot read the comments from another player's game, unless the game is marked as "public"), leave taken, etc.  You can click the moves to see the position on the chess board.
  2. Hide Comments: this tab shows the moves of the game only, without the distraction of the comments shown on the game overview tab.
  3. Material Balance: this tab shows the captured pieces in the game.  If you are playing CrazyHouse chess, or a similar game, you can drag pieces from here to the board to make a "drop".
  4. Tags: You can "tag" games, this makes it easier to come back to games, you can find the games you have tagged from the game database screen.
  5. Variant Information: this tab is available for some chess variants, it will show you a description of the variant.
  6. Opening Information: In standard chess games, this tab will show you information about the chess opening you have been playing, taken from the Game Explorer.
  7. Analysis Board: Opening this tab will overlay an "analysis board" on the main chess board; you can move the pieces around freely on this board to try out various ideas in the game.
  8. Engine Analysis: This tab allows you to analyse the game using a chess engine; because the use of engines is not allowed on SchemingMind, this tab is not available for ongoing games.
  9. Help: If you are reading this, you have already figured out what the help button does!

The Chess Board

The chess board shows the current position in your game; if it is your move, or if you can enter a conditional move, you can drag and drop the pieces on the chess board.

If you wish to castle, simply drag your king over the rook on the side you wish to castle on.  When you promote a pawn, you will see a pop-up prompting you to select the promoted piece.

We have a number of different designs for chess boards and pieces, you can select the one you prefer from your personal preferences.

Under the chess board is a navigation toolbar (this toolbar looks slightly different if you are looking at the analysis board).

From left to right:

  • Settings: This button will bring up your chess board and pieces display settings.
  • Download Game: This button will allow you to download the game in PGN format.
  • Copy Position: This button will copy the position to your clipboard.
  • Move to Start: This button will show the start position of the game.
  • Previous Move: This button will move position shown on the board back one move.
  • Next Move: This button will show the next position on the board.
  • Last Move: This button will show the current position on the board.
  • Flip: This button will show the board from the other player's perspective (by default you see games from White's perspective unless you are Black; you can select an option to always show the board from White's perspective in your personal preferences).
  • Animate: If you are not looking at the last move in the game, this button will animate the game from the shown position to the last move.
  • Stop Animation: This button will stop the animation.
  • Analysis Board: This button will show the Analysis Board (see above).

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